Measures Taken for Development of Essential Oil Industry

Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Light Industry in the DPRK is actively conducting the work for developing the essential oil industry.

The ministry has held several consultative meetings to discuss the measures for increasing the production of perfume with the main stress on natural essential oils in accordance with the intention of the Party and the world trend of perfume development.

In order to fully solve the source of raw oil, it has closely linked with relevant institutions to take practical measures for creating a larger area under cultivation of aromatic plants and increasing the amount of oil extracted from forest resources.

It has also strengthened the guidance and assistance for developing the extraction technology of natural essential oils by enhancing the role of researchers and technicians of the essential oils research centre of the Pyongyang Essential Oil Factory and other relevant research units and for stepping up the development of various kinds of essential oils needed for the production of soap. -0- (Juche112.2.2.)